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to northern virginia etc. the could be true even if pennsylvania is overwhelmingly democratic because of the more friendly terrain under the circumstances. >> basically what's happened is when i first started coming into politics in the 80's it's always decided by the monsters of the midway. the midwest and the swing states are preponderant the whitewater demographically and heavily blue-collar. now it's emerged in the last eight years to second pathway available to the democrats and previously heavily read state devotee of the set so the same forces that obama himself and bodies, the well-educated and diverse and the kind of southeast conference north carolina, virginia and florida and southwest conference of nevada, colorado and mexico with arizona and georgia kind of beat behind each case. and in the long run, you know, is striking how obama is holding up in the western state into long run though, places like this where the democrats hold the coalition of minorities and college whites and social liberal seem to be more of the future of the party also, again, this election i think o
? >> not according to your rules. i like more than less, but going on. >> governor allen, virginia voters are divided on whether they want the affordable care act to stay or go because it's not completely ruled out and because it's so complex. do you want to completely get rid of the law as a stands and start over on health care reform from strach or favor -- scratch or favor another method? >> i'll use the first part to rebut comments tim made. tim talked about $16,000 of debt. now it's the spending in washington has gone up to $54,000 per second in spending. tim contribute sideses tax -- criticizes tax cuts past, but they created 7 million jobs after the devastating attacks on this country in 9/11. the ideas of who is fiscally responsible and who creates the most jobs k i think our approach will clearly improve job opportunities. on the health care tax law. that's also an impediment to jobs. i heard from so many small business owners, community hospitals that this is so harmful to them. small businesses don't want to get over 50 employees. some make their employees part time, making it tougher for
of other people's ideas. >> republican george allen debates democrat tim kaine for the open virginia senate seat. mr. ellen served as the senator from 2001 to 2007, and before that he was the governor from 1994 to 1998. he is also a former governor who served from 2006 to 2010. the bate hosted by wrc tv and the cook political report has treated this a tossup. this is about an hour hosted by the fairfax county chamber of commerce at nbc. i am david gregory the moderator of meet the press and moderator of today's debate. i want to begin by quickly covering the rules of today's event. last for one hour and begin with two minute opening statements from each candidate to read than the panelists and i will pose questions directly to the candidates. i should note they are determined by the panelists, by us. they haven't been received by the candidates were reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond, and the candidate the dancers first all have an additional one minute rebuttal. i like to reserve the right to follow-up with some questions as i see
. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. cantwell: i ask the indulgence of my colleague from west virginia. i appreciate his indulgence for me to make a recognition of a very important washingtonian. before i start, mr. president, i want to take a moment to say my thoughts and prayers are with the families and the victims of the horrific bombing that -- attack, i should say, that happened in libya and that it is now time to remember all of the men and women who serve our country abroad in these embassies and to thank them for their service and hope for their protection. mr. president, on a chilly day in january of 2009, americans watched with pride as barack obama stood before the nation and took the presidential oath of office. for some, that experience was another milestone in a long journey to ensure that america lives up to the ideas that this country was built for everyone. the election of an african-american president shattered a barrier that many thought would never happen. the american struggle for civil rights has produced many seminal moments. rosa parks and the montgomery bus bo
in kentucky which was, excuse me, when kentucky was still, no, i'm sorry, in west virginia, when west virgina was still part of virginia. so it was john marshall who presided over the trial and who was not going to let thomas jefferson get away with any sloppy prosecution for treason. and in fact the burr trial became very important in american jurisprudence because under the constitution treason is very narrowly defined. it consists of waging war against the united states or, abetting those countries at war with the united states, and, it has to be witnessed by two eyewitnesss. well, the prosecution couldn't get the eyewitnesses because the stuff that burr was said to have done actually happened when burr was far away. and secondly, there was no war. and marshall ruled on this, and he instructed the jury you have to acquit. well, anyway, the rest of the story, i can't tell the rest of the story, because i want you to read the book. in fact i'm going to stop there and ask, see if you have questions and if, by the way you have any answers to the questions i have i will be happy to listen to th
, but if you want more affordable. and i want to allow us in virginia to produce oil and natural gas off our coast and use those royalties for roads and transportation. that would be the first bill i would introduce as your center. if people want a job, our approach is create more job opportunities for people. and whether it is young people are middle-aged folks, 20% of the folks in the country or underemployed or unemployed. we need to turn it around so i respectfully ask for your support, talk to your associates, friends, neighbors. let them know. if they use electricity, drive a car, want a job, or care about the future of the families they ought to join the alan t. go to our website, and most important i look forward to making sure that america is ascending once again and is a land of opportunity for all to capture their dreams. tim governor allen, thank you very much. thanks to both of you. that is going to conclude our debate today. i want to thank the fairfax chamber for hosting this debate and, of course, the governor allen, governor kaine for their participation. thank you as well t
the floor. mr. manchin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from west virginia. mr. manchin: something unusual is happening in congress. democrats and republicans are agreeing on something. we appear headed toward the same goal. the problem is what we're agreeing on is more business as usual in washington. they want to pass yet another continuing resolution instead of a real budget solution. i can almost hear the people back home and all over this country saying there they go again. now, i can argue this both ways. a continuing resolution will let the government hreufrpb along again -- limp along again for another six months. that way we can go home now and come back after election to fix the budget. i haven't had anybody, madam president, in west virginia tell me that we should hurry home to campaign. i've had plenty of them tell me that we need to stay here and do the job they hired us to do. and that means fixing the budget, because our debt is piling up every day and it's choking our economy. these continuing resolutions are supposed to be temporary, but it looks to me l
will understand where you're coming from. >> i grew up in virginia. estimate what year was that? >> 1997 before my senior year in high school. i was in iraq in 2004 and 2005. i've always been a huge reader and writer, too. when i got that from overseas i realized i had a story to tell about the war sali started writing the book. >> how long were you in the army in the armed forces? >> eight years, total. >> did you feel fulfilled? >> there was a lot i liked about. a lot of good people. i appreciated the discipline and i learned a lot about myself. >> so you are in iraq in 2003 and 2004. when you got back and left the army what was your life like? >> i think one of the things that is difficult coming back is the lack of order and direction. as difficult as it can be in the military and overseas you know what is expected of you, no matter how hard the job as, it's right there in front of you. when you get home there is so much free time that the options and possibilities and stimuli especially coming back from the desert. baffler readjustment period is challenging. >> what did you find the most chal
, war fet ralf from the university of virginia in charlottesville and this is part of book tv college series. it's about 20 minutes. joining us on booktv is professor john stagg, the author of the war of 1812, conflict for the continent university of virginia professor john stagg is it fair to say it's the second american revolutionary war a lot of people called the second war for independence. in the sense that they regarded it as a necessary sequel to the american revolution. there were certain the reasons why they thought that was the case, and the title more or less stock even in the 20th century most historians now would say american independence wasn't at stake in this war. the contemporaries had their own reason of thinking, so it is tough after the war. americans started publishing books about the war was 1816. islamic the war of 1812. estimate the war of 1812, call it the night war with great britain, one of the earliest to appear was in fact called the late war and it's a very strange and odd book to read and produces the cadences of the bible, and thus james spiked the cong
the vote in florida, ohio and virginia, in these type of events. >> host: mary calling in on the democrats line from fort washington maryland. >> caller: thank you for taking my call. as usual i've got nothing out of what paul ryan just said because they have nothing to say. the republicans are going to do nothing like they did nothing for four years. they blocked president obama. mitch mcconnell said my main priority is to make sure president obama is a one-term president. that's not creating jobs. the way to get jobs back in this country is to cut all ties with china, as far as the trade. and things like that. what in your closet has been made in america in the last 20 years but absolutely nothing. the republicans are not going to be elected -- is obama's going to win. look at the polls. look up what the republicans have been saying. nothing, nothing, nothing. and then here we've got wars breaking out all over in the middle east. it's almost like the end days are coming, so have a nice day. >> host: a quick required to watch and engaged as we bring you live coverage of the three upcoming
, which will launch here from the east coast. although located in virginia, it's a maryland-virginia cooperation. how exciting. our future in space will be built on innovation and discovery, whether it's commercial rocketry, whether it's the james webb telescope that will take us well beyond the work of the hubble or new technology fixing satellites for again that mission to planet earth. new technologies don't just happen. they come from american ingenuity, but they are built on investments. they made america great, and they made the united states nation someone to be worth imitating. madam president, much has been said in the last several weeks about an exceptional america. america is exceptional because of the daring and the do of people like our astronauts, because of talented people who think and study and come up with new ideas and because their government back them. i just want to conclude by saying i'm proud of what president kennedy announced, but right here in this body, two people teamed up to make one person in this body and the other the vice president. it was an odd cou
at the expense of everything else. for example, at the civil war battlefield in fredericksburg, virginia, a $42 million backlog in maintenance is preventing the upkeep of that vital piece of american history. mr. president, i'm happy to say that a number of organizations have stepped forward to support this bill. the american legion, the military officers association of america, the iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, the national association of police organizations. all of them support this legislation. mr. president, one of the greatest honors that i have in this job as senator is getting out to meet and to greet current members of our military all over the globe and to thank the veterans back here at home for their service to our country. when you meet some of these folks, both young and old, they've already done the tough, tough job, and then they come home and they have tough times as well. these folks, they're hardworking, they're highly trained, highly disciplined, extremely skilled. we need to give them as many opportunities as possible to succeed when they get back home here in a
, is the concept of freedom, the concept of liberty. i have the privilege of serving virginia's house of delegates. and then this cat at all, i sat and behind me on the wall was etched in granite virginia statute of religious freedom, guaranteeing to all the rights to practice their faith. the placement of faith in our lives, not something for us to shrink from, but something for us to protect. [applause] but sadly today as a result of obamacare, many of our fellow americans are now being forced to take our government to court, to suit them, to sue our government in order to disarm face. now, this is not what america is about and this is why we must repeal obamacare once and for all. [applause] it is downright an issue of religious liberty. this is why we need a president and a senate who will stand up with us, who will stand strong for religious freedom. now we are all seen the attacks on religious freedom unfold around the world. we see what's going on in the middle east this week. but let us not mistake the fight for religious freedom starts here at home because we are one nation, under god. [a
-- look at a bob mcdonnell in virginia. he is someone who clearly was socially conservative, telegraph that very clear to his voters and the thought of him as reliable, and so he was able to go after suburban voters and what have you. but because you thought of him as reliable and say, he was able to frame things effectively. i think that's a better model. compare a huntsman to george w. bush. >> and marco rubio. i can imagine jeb bush is being the intellectual leader, but not running himself, maybe trying to see a rubio was not message of anti-and i can't get but further in this direction. i can sort of imagine that scenario. >> far be it for me to predict what republicans are going to do. i thought they're going to pass immigration reform in 2000, but i think jeb bush is going, he's positioning himself. he went to tampa and said we are acting stupid on immigration. is going to write a book and immigration reform. i think he's positioning himself to be the guy who is very conservative, catholic, he's got a great education track record but i think is going to be well-positioned to be,
-year-old a.j., and nine-year-old loretta, moved in with their father in virginia. however, their father had struggled in america, and like many who don't have steady work, he did not have health insurance. so when a.j.'s father got a tooth infection, he ignored it. left untreated, the infection spread throughout his entire body and a.j.'s father died. an aunt tried to raise the three children on her own but had difficulty making ends meet. the children were split up. a cousin took in loretta, osmata stayed with their aunt, and a.j. was taken in by a man named russ sullivan. russ has long been serving as a foster parent in the community. he has monitored and mentored dozens of young men, becoming the legal guardian of some and helping hundreds see a different course in their life. russ took in a.j. then russ took on additional responsibilities of becoming a.j.'s legal guardian. so who is this man, russ as a rule varusssullivan? russ sullivan is the staff director of senate committee on finance. he is known here in the senate, as senator harry reid has said, as a problem solver. russ has
virginia, former republican senator george allen is up against former virginia governor, tim kaine, a democrat. you can see this debate at 8 p.m. eastern also on c-span. >>> the first debate between presidential candidates mitt romney and president barack obama is next wednesday, october 3rd. the "newshour"'s jim lehrerer moderates from the university or of denver. watch and engage with c-span including our preview starting at 7 p.m. followed by the domestic policy debate at 9. and postdebate, your reaction and comments, calls, e-mails and tweets. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at in. >> you're trying to encourage developers to really think about what information they truly need to make the app functional. so, for instance, if you're playing a game, do they really need to collect precise geolocation information that will track the consumer if it's aggregated and collected as she passes through the world the entire day? and for all days. um, so this information, what information is really needed to make the app functional, who else should see
in virginia beach virginia, down on the final test of hampton virginia, which now is langley field, his very heavy plane couldn't lift off and he crashed and they were both killed. a lot of people say that the turning point of the race was when lindbergh showed up, but that wasn't the turning point. the race became much more serious and changed completely when davis and stanton died. of course the french radio operator and the russian mechanic had died before them but they were not really a part of the very small world of american fliers. .. but that was one of the biggest bombers in the united states at the time it was built by the company out of -- out of pennsylvania, it was called the american league lee gone and they gave them $100,000 to build it. it was a three-engine plane. it was another big plane like fox plane was and birds' plain was. okay. the next two people that we see are clarence chamberlain. they were identified as probablies. l.a. costa is the fellow with the scarf on, the tal, dark guy. he's the movie star. he was the ladies' man. chamber lynn was the exact opposite. he w
." she was interviewed at the university of virginia in charlottesville. it's about twenty minutes. >> and you're watching booktv on c-span2. for about the past year or so we have been going to universities so that we can meet some professors who are also authors and introduce you to their works as well as some other authors we cover here on booktv. joins us at the university of virginia in charlottesville is farzaneh milani he is the chair of middle eastern and south asian languages and cultures here. these author of this book "words, not swords: iranian women writers and the freedmom of movement" farzaneh milani, what's your book about? >> first, i would like to thank you for giving me the hon no nor to speak to you and introduce my book to your wonderful audience. i would like to add i have a [inaudible] it's women and gender at the university of virginia. i'm very proud to be a member much that department, that program. "words, not swords" is about segregation in the islam world in particular iran. the focus of the book is on iranian woman although i believe that main thesis ca
of years ago and projected out when they were going to save. it was in virginia, joint forces command, and when they finally shut it down, they actually found out they saved twice as much as what they said they would save. which just tell you they don't know what tier they're spending. it's a remarkable development when you think about that pane the defense budget represents a huge part of the budget with the war and base defense spending you're talking well over $600 billion in discretionary funding per year. it's a complicating thing. right now we don't have answers. i mean, we don't have answers because because it's caught up in the horse race. everything is caught up in the horse race. they're trying to blame, trying to figure -- you know, some of races in a state like virginia it'll come down to who can make the case that it was x party's fault for skisser to happen want interesting thing, the biggest hater of best ander bucks hates sequester he actually voted for the patrol act. , you know, his counter part adam smith who hates sequester cho who is a democrat voted against it. y
of virginia it has a foothold and slavery still exists in those areas. >>> yesterday the libyan ambassador to the u.s. paid tribute to ambassador christopher stevens one of the four americans killed tuesday in a tax on the u.s. consulate in ben zazi. he said it was too early to say who organized the attacks suggesting it could have been islamist extremist groups or loyalists to the former leaders. his remarks followed the panel discussion. >> i am a senior fellow at the council i see so many friends. i read like to welcome all of you to this event at the quest for democracy organized by the center for the middle east in the united states. welcoming speakers for the director in libya and who spent a long time studying and the professor emeritus of the school on the studies in the university he has many accomplishments and has written many books but flumes the largest achievement as many ph.d. students. he said his apology he won't be liable to attend this conference because of the tragic events of the public messaging on the security situation in libya would be handled by the office of the
of innocent people who died in new york, pennsylvania, across the river here in virginia. there were mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, spouses and friends. all they were doing is their jobs and others were just catching a plane to go visit loved ones, business trips. so it's good that we pause each year to pay tribute and to remember. that will occur here on the senate floor as i announced it. there will be a ceremony out in front of the capitol at the same time. the memories of that dark day in our shared history are very painful, but they give me hope as well. they give me hope because on september 11, during the difficult months that followed americans showed the world how a unified nation can fight back against darkness and fear. democrats weren't alone fighting back. republicans weren't alone fighting back. we were all fighting back together. in the face of great evil -- and that's what it was -- there were so many that rushed forward to show great courage, enormous dignity and kindness. so today we also pause to remember the firefighters who rushed into the
on thursday, and friday, he visits virginia and wisconsin. mitt romney is in california today. eel also be in new york tomorrow and in florida on wednesday. this evening, c-span will have live coverage as virginia voters discuss who they support and why. we're covering a voter focus group organized by pollster heart research associates, and after that discussion, reporters review the results, and guests include the washington post, cnn, and "politico," and amy walter with abc news that begins at 7 eastern. congress is on break until after the holiday, and the house works this week on a resolution to disapprove of obama administration state waivers in the welfare to work program and a bill to eliminate a number of regulations on coal and energy production. the senate resumes debate this week on a veterans' job training bill. live coverage when the senate gavels in wednesday morning at 10 eastern. >> i think the fourth amendment can be construed to be a privacy amendment, a right against search and seizure in your home without due process, and i strongly think that the privacy protections
, the nevada, west virginia, maryland, california, pennsylvania repaired and performed as the war road on. pearl harbor and the best parts began the long hard her luck road to victory through the guadalcanal, hiroshima, okinawa, the philippines, making headway until that is on the deck of the battleship tokyo harbor with the surrender of the japanese. equally hard the road, equally heroic the men that fought on the hot sands of africa, on the beaches of normandy. along are the descendants of men who wonder washington fought the counterparts for freedom and equality. a day like all days eliminates our time and you were there. [laughter] >> clich show of hands, who misses that guy? here is our first kind of question. what is it that we miss about that guy? i'm sorry, what is it that we miss about mr. cronkite and this generation of journalists? why does it stir the soul to have stuff like that. i'm going to open it up to you guys. >> well, i should recuse myself. [laughter] i should recuse myself because i was there. the question is meant to be historical, not personal. and i can always --
center for a new american security. republicans in states like virginia, notably, are using the impending sequesters as an issue against their democratic opponents. even though the republicans were part of the deal. i want to ask you, how serious should we take this sequester threat, and is there anything democrats can do in response? >> well, i think we do have to be worried about the prospect of sequestration not only because it would impose additional cuts across the board, but because of the mindless way in which the cuts would be imposed. across-the-board cuts, no opportunity to protect priorities, you know, choose where you're going to accept and manage risk. and so i think, um, were sequestration to take effect, it would be very devastating not only for the defense department, but across the board. but we do have to remember where this came from. sequestration was put into the budget control act as a threat, as sort of the sword of damocles hanging over the heads of congress to insure that they would reach a pragmatic compromise, come to the table, get to a budget deal and move thi
york, pennsylvania, and virginia were intended to crush the american spirit but instead galvanized it to yo new strength much the memories are still raw and the pain is real. it is for the 3,000 people who perished that day that i stand here on the floor of the united states senate and ask for everyone never to let go of those memories. on that day, terrorists showed their utter lack of humanity. we responded by showing the best side of ours. we suffered a grievous loss on that day, but we must remember that we are a strong and determined nation and we will defeat those who want do us harm. many of those responsible have been hunted down and brought to justice. in the case of osama bin laden and many others, justice was brought to them. now there's no doubt that those who wish to do harm know -- to america know that they do so at their own peril. today it is clear our men and women in uniform and our intelligence community will never rest. they will never waiver. we have come a long way since september is 1 and we owe so much to those men and women and the families that support the
and was light and well-balanced. i want to make those comments if i may. >> in alabama virginia. >> this year they did make available for grants to help the program which often can be used specifically for getting local produce all vegetables and other things in that environment. >> caller: my grandparents is in the sixth grade and the second day of school he called my daughter and said he was not getting what he needed when he should have a high number of carbohydrates. he had someone check his blood and gives him injections' he doesn't want attention called to him but they are not brought to him daily. his mother is working on the education and his father is also educated. however, there are a lot of children this is the best meal of their day. they need more food. they are not getting it under these guidelines. not only for special needs but for these children this is the best meal they get each day. >> guest: you raise an important point is a range of kids many of whom have special needs may be type one diabetes, food allergies and other things believe the standards are set to allow the l
. >> host: dead on the democratic line from virginia. good morning. >> caller: good morning. how are you doing this morning? the biggest problem you have is the oval analysis that's flawed. it doesn't trickle down. it goes up. wheat, the consumers. that is where the biggest flaw is at. the money comes from last. >> guest: i don't know that i give an economic analysis about where the money comes from, but i do agree with the caller that what else is created and in the private sector when you put capital and labor with materials together you create products or services that the consumers purchase. there are a lot of people that work for themselves, their self-employed. most people work for corporations or companies together to create products and services that consumers buy, and we have shown that time after time wealth is created in the private sector and the free markets and transparency, not by the public works programs that provide short-term spending but no long-term economic impact. i wouldn't give an economic model but i don't have a problem with her pointing out that it's, you know
weekly filed a separate action from the proceedings in florida. virginia enacted 28 states and the focus of our original lawsuit was about the constitutionality of the law in its totality. as related to the commerce clause, the individual mandate and began litigation and filed from the government. and to the supreme court, after the decision in june this year i filed a motion to lift the stage to the eastern district of federal courts asking judge white to consider an amendment to the complaint and the original challenge about constitutionality of the law this is about implementation of the law. this addresses the concerns about the irs will adopt on the eighteenth specifically and the affordable care act's implementation since the employer mandate accessibility penalty under the law and our lawsuit is about that rule and the inconsistency with the statute and seeking to hold the federal government accountable since it relates to implementing that portion of the law. >> what about that part of the law? is it unconstitutional or illegal? what are you arguing? >> specifics include under th
. warner, a senator from the commonwealth of virginia, to perform the duties of the chair signed daniel k. inouye, president of the senate. the presiding officer: under the previous order the senate the previous order the senate >> back live now to the cybersecurity summit. live coverage on c-span2. >> to protect ourselves. if i and understand the question correctly -- what mike is saying is if the government could take the lead could take steps, which he argued code to harden security, the distances itself from the ability to understand what other folks are doing is a sort of scale between really achieving security and then also being a will to spite to some degree on what your opponents are of up to. >> i don't know where that balance is. it's a fine line and i am in no position to see what's right and wrong. when i look at people we advise and work with, there are things are known to us that are going on on the government side. it would be great to know. it's hard for me to make a judgment of where that line is. >> i don't think you can get rid of the need to do that balance. it's neve
of this movement. that's one reason why other states seceded, including virginia, and the movement towards the civil war began. on your comment on pearl harbor and the civil war, franklin roosevelt was commander-in-chief at a time of pearl harbor, and he took responsibility, rightfully, for those deaths. did he somehow maneuver, intending that to be the tragedy pearl harbor to get the united states involved in world war ii? to my mind absolutely not. for all sorts of reasons, even though we have three hours, probably not enough. and lincoln with the civil war, yes, he was responsible for huge number of deaths on both sides, and the irony is that lincoln, of all people, this is the opposite of bloodthirsty human being, or presidency tried to extract himself from the depths of american souls, for instance, richard nixon just so i can't let myself get too emotional. i've got to look at soldiers an image or abstract way. lincoln once said to a friend that he couldn't imagine that he was the president responsible for all these deaths because as he said elsewhere, i who could not even watch the
on. we can't do 6%? sure we can. the occupant of the chair, the governor of west virginia in his previous life and politics, i tell you, he didn't have any trouble making tough decisions, and i'll bet you, you reduced spending a lot more than 6%. and, you know, you survived. you're here. you're respected. you know, we can do this. hey, we've done much tougher things than this in the past. mr. president, i just hope that colleagues think about this carefully. this claret i chart is so import because it looks at the spending and revenue lines of the federal government going back to 1950. 60 years of our economic history on one little chart. the red line is the spending line. the green line is the revenue line. and look what it shows. we got to in 2010 an all-time high in spending for the last 60 years. taking out the effect of inflation so we've got an even steven comparison, and we were at a 60-year high in spending, not surprisings given the dimensions of the financial crisis that we faced. but at the same time we were at a 60-year low in revenue. you got record spending and reco
written about vietnam in recent years. jim webb, the senator from virginia, who was not only a great war hero but he has written some enduring books about his personal experiences, and also novels about that war. it was a very difficult time for us, and it may require more passage of time for people to want to read about vietnam again. >> host: here's an e-mail from betty. love his white sox the occupied your white sox. >> guest: there's a story about that. i forgot to pack it dark socks. i care, these are jocks socks and a carry them where ever i go. so is my attempt to look like david letterman who sometimes wears white sox. >> host: robert, you are on the air. >> caller: thank you. thanks for being such a brilliant journalist and wonderful offer. my name is robert wightman, and i own the "liberty" magazine rights to everything that was published back in liberty in the 1920s, 30s and '40s. and what we are trying to do now is to put together a reflection of that three great decades the 1920s to 30s and '40s, and have a great personality in the world who go for "liberty" magazine and we
associates host a focus with virginia voters. the goal is to see what voters are thinking about the candidates and issues. there'll also be a discussion with political reporters to include dan balz of "the washington post," gloria border of cnn, jonathan martin of politico and amy walter of abc news. that's lye on c-span -- live on c-span at 7 p.m. eastern. >>> today live on c-span at 12:30 p.m. eastern, former u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, ryan crocker, will talk about afghanistan's future challenges and opportunities. the event is hosted by the carnegie endowment for international peace. watch it live on c-span and >>> the american enterprise institute recently held a conference on federal job training programs. panelists examined the labor market and looked at the impact of the programs in spurring job growth, also suggesting ideas for creating more employment opportunities. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> welcome back for the third and final session of this conference. um, we've got three distinguished experts. let me very briefly introduce them. paul
with their own bureaucrats, can we do better? mr. coburn: absolutely. let me give the people some hope. virginia foxx, a representative from north carolina in the house who is chairman of the subcommittee on work force and labor, has passed a bill out of her committee that consolidates 33 of those job training programs into one. puts metrics on every one of them. so we'll know if they're working. requires mandatory oversight of them. the reason she didn't do all 47 is 14 of them are not in her jurisdiction. but add to it another $4 billion and another 20-plus programs for the disabled. so we actually have almost 70 programs and $23 billion a year we're spending on job training of which nobody knows -- as a matter of fact, i know they're not working. we actually released a report on job training in oklahoma. we looked at every job training -- federal job training and state job training program going on in oklahoma. you know what works? oklahoma programs. you know what doesn't work? federal job training programs. in oklahoma. we have one city in oklahoma has 16,000 people has 17 federal job traini
. playboy magazine just declared the university of virginia america's top party school. but if it were like that when tenet wainstein graduated he spent his career making up for it by getting very serious. >> [inaudible] [laughter] >> in the library the whole time. >> federal prosecutor in new york, u.s. attorney in washington, chief of staff to the fbi director robert meueller and he began the justice department lawyer to fill the position as the attorney general for national security he then served as the homeland security adviser to president george w. bush and is now in private practice in washington. ken, please. spec the panel starts off with a reference to playboy magazine, but i will see if i can catch my breath and go forward. thanks very much, pete. good to be here. i've been asked to talk about three cases. 1i guess you could call a national security case and then number to a more regular case. let me start with the national security case and that is called blabber versus amnesty international. it's actually standing case but it's a standing case relating to a challenge to what's
-span. >> former virginia governor tim kaine and former senator george allen faced each other thursday night in one of four scheduled senate debates. the cook political report rates this race a, quote, toss-up. >> the standard bearer of the republican said, he said that 47% of americans are too dependent on government, that they see themselves as victims. i ask you pointedly, do you share that vision of america? and what specifically would you do to deal with that 47%? >> as i stated in the beginning, david, the best social program of all is a job. how do you provide more job opportunities for people? it's by -- >> do you think nearly half the country see themselves as victims because they're too -- >> no, i don't, i see people -- i look very positively at the people -- >> so you would part company with governor romney on this point? >> excuse me? >> would you disagree with governor romney on this point? >> i have my own point of view, and my point of view is the people of america still believe in the american dream, and our responsibility as leaders and public servants is to make sure this is a co
in the southwest. nevada and mexico and colorado and three in north carolina and virginia and florida. these buckets of states are different as we will see in a moment but the six stake in the midwest rust belt area are much more heavily than these other swing states and a lower level of demographic change and much more slowly changing than states in the new south with a higher level of minority voters and changing rapidly and states in the southwest where minority population particularly among hispanics is shooting up rapidly and they have a higher proportion of minority voters and more favorable to barack obama. with that in mind let's look at some of the particular swing states in play at this point. more so than any other state ohio is believed to be the fulcrum on which the election might rest. it is a state believe to be accessible from mitt romney and if obama could hold he holds all six stake in the rust belt midwest area of. only four electoral votes to chart a victory. critical for the romney strategy to hold the state of ohio. that is not happening at this point. obama is a
in ferraro the senator from west virginia. mr. rockefeller: i ask that the order for the quorum call be reas you understanded. fethe presiding officer: without objection. mr. rockefeller: mr. president, before i say what i originally came down here to say, i want to join my colleagues in condemning the senseless, horrible attack at the u.s. consulate in libya and pay tribute to the four americans, including our ambassador, chris stevens, who were killed. i think all of us hope that the killers will be brought to justice quickly and i suspect that will be the case. our country has lost four true public servants in the part of public service which is the least known and sometimes the most important. it's a high calling, public service in general, but especially in dangerous places around the world. ambassador stevens was a serious, dedicated, and highly experienced diplomat with tremendous depth of expertise in libya and the region. he and his colleagues spent their lives working on behalf of the united states of america, and i hope that their proud families and the entire diplomatic corps kno
of virginia -- not west virginia. he and i worked together when i was a member of the house. we got legislation passed requiring a balanced budget. but for 15 years that law was on the books and never in those 15 years was there ever a balanced budget. so it makes it very clear that statutes will not control deficit spending. i concluded a long time ago that a constitutional amendment is a must to provide congress with necessary discipline. the example right now of europe's debt situation is sobering. nations that allow debt to grow out of control risk default. think of greece as an example. if we do not take effective corrective action, the european future could be ours and maybe sooner than we think. the timer for tinkering around the -- the time for tinkering around theence of the budget is over. we must take bold action to address the debt crisis before it is too late. in the words of prime minister thatcher, "there is no alternative." another area crying out for decisive action is our voluminous tax code. uncertainty in our tax code and the threat of higher taxes is really like
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